what you have been through in three days most families go through in a few weeks; it is completely understandable that you feel overwhelmed and urge you and your husband to allow yourselves an adjustment period.
Without the ADHD diagnosis, December babies tend to be caught between their developmental progress and their age. Giving the Straterra some time to take effect, I feel, is a good idea.
It may sound harsh, but repeating a year tends to be more difficult on the parents than the child; if a year has to be repeated, rather let it be this one than one higher up.
In terms of what to do otherwise, I assume Dr. Kretzmer explained the dietry and lifestyle changes; try to implement these for the whole family so that your little does not feel singled out. As I said in the start of this post, give yourselves some time to adjust; it seems a huge hurdle now, but take one thing at a time and consider the pros and cons of each scenario before making a decision. It is unfortunate that this has happened at this time of the eyar as the school is likely wanting to have answers: ask for their patience and understanding as you try to do what is best for your son - they should be understanding of that.
Best of luck,
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